Originally Posted by rwright
Excellent review Kurt. How are you mixing your water/soap? I'm not saying this has anything to do with it, but try filling your bucket with water then pour in the DG CWC and mix with your hand. Then blast it with a little water to build up the suds. This is my method and it continues to provide very slick wash water.
I often add soap to water, but I was in a hurry and poured the soap into the bottom of the bucket because the soft water hose didn't have a nozzle on it and I didn't want water running on the driveway. I didn't use a hard stream to dilute the soap and build bubbles. I got lots of bubbles anyway and it cleaned well, so I'm fine with the car wash as a soap. This is also the second time that I used 901, and both cars looked good after washing.
Originally Posted by 07 z-oh-6
Almost exactly what I do. Only difference, instead of mixing the soap with my hand, I turn the grit guard upright and swish it back and forth. This really mixes it well. Then I hit it for 1 second with the pressure washer.
ALL of your posts are very well explained, and this review is nothing less. No problem on the sample. Thanks for the samples you've given me. It's so great that you all feel like my friends, even though I've never met you.
I try to explain what I see and photos are very difficult to take that properly explain what we see from a comparison standpoint. Corey does a great job with the pics!
I need to give the upside down grit guard mix a shot.
I still have to write up the Mothers Protectant, OPP, DIA+ and Silk Shine review. I still can't figure out how to say what I think about Silk Shine nicely.
Originally Posted by CEE DOG
Excellent review(s) Kurt!!
Thank you for taking the time to write this up for the rest of us.
Coming from the master, I am humbled by your words!
I checked out the paint this morning. It is really hard to describe a look that other people will recognize especially with the subtle differences between some of these sealants/waxes.
What I thought was so weird yesterday was how the finish on my paint changed. The paint does not quite feel as slippery as WGDGPS, Fuzion or when using OID, although if feel very smooth and slick. My wife and several of our friends independently said that WGDGPS feels soft and slick like velvet.
The 901/AQW combo gives a wonderful reflective finish. If I didn't know what Fuzion and WGDGPS looked like, I would be very happy with the combo. This morning, I noticed that the whole car has the same "look" including windows and paint. I also noticed that I don't have any water spotting or wet towel drying swirls on the windows. Very interesting!
This may also sound weird, but I look at the car finish now and it reminds me of the old "Mop and Glo" shine on a freshly cleaned vinyl floor. It's reflective, clean, shiny with a little acrylic thickness look to it, if that makes sense.
I have another 3 car washes left in the bottle, so I will continue to play with it. I really need to try the Optimum car wash, Optima and a few others for comparison. I also have a 2 oz Sonax sample to try as well, but I'm afraid that it's really not enough to use with a grit guard.